Irish athlete debunks myth of "anti-sex" beds at the Olympics 1 year ago

Irish athlete debunks myth of "anti-sex" beds at the Olympics

Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan's debunking video has been shared by thousands of people.

For some reason, the subject of the beds at the Olympic Village in Tokyo have been subject to much discussion.


It's since organisers announced that athletes will sleep on bed frames made from recyclable cardboard, while the mattresses will consist of polyethylene materials that will be reused for plastic products after the Games.

This led to various reports claiming that the beds were made of cardboard to discourage sex among athletes at the Games.

"Beds to be installed in Tokyo Olympic Village will be made of cardboard, this is aimed at avoiding intimacy among athletes," US distance runner Paul Chelimo tweeted Saturday, leading to a number of media reports on the topic.

However, there has been a response from athletes demonstrating just how robust the beds can be (not like that, get your mind out of the gutter).


Irish gymnast Rhys McClenaghan filmed himself bouncing on his cardboard bed to disprove the rumours that they would collapse under any strain.

"In today's episode of fake news at the Olympic Games, the beds that are meant to be anti-sex.

"They are made out of cardboard, yes, apparently they are meant to break under any sudden movements."

The 21-year-old from Newtownards in Down bounced up and down and proclaimed "it's fake news!"


The official Twitter account of the Olympics then thanked him for "debunking the myth" and wrote: "The sustainable cardboard beds are sturdy!"